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CAIR-FL to Launch Anti-Terror, Free Quran Billboard

(MIAMI, FL, 8/30/05) – The Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today announced the launch of an anti-terror billboard project. The billboard, which can be seen beginning September 1st Northbound on the left side of the Florida Turnpike close to the I-595 interchange, will read: “Islam Condemns Terrorism, Islam Stands for Peace & Justice, Explore the Qur’an”

CAIR-FL’s billboard will also display a website, http://www.cairfl.org, at which anyone may order a free copy of the Quran, Islam’s revealed text. To view the billboard, go to: http://www.cairfl.org/images/sofla_billboard_w.jpg

“Today, American Muslims are sending a message against terrorism, while at the same time building bridges of understanding by distributing free Qurans to our fellow Americans,” said CAIR-FL Executive Director Altaf Ali.

Other CAIR anti-terror efforts include its “Not in the Name of Islam” petition drive and public service campaign. The Washington-based civil rights and advocacy group also coordinated the recent release of an Islamic “fatwa,” or religious ruling, condemning terrorism and religious extremism. SEE: www.cair.com

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

To read CAIR’s Mission, Vision Statement and Core Principles, go to:
http://www.cair-net.org/default.asp?Page=About

CONTACT: Altaf Ali, 954-298-8214, altaf@cair-florida.org; Ahmed Bedier 813-731-9506, abedier@cair-florida.org

 

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